Women of Influence

The Women of Influence Awards recognize 10 women who have made a difference in the Corridor as role models and leaders in their fields and communities. New this year, we also recognized one Emerging Woman of Influence who is poised to take on a larger community-wide role in the years to come. The 16th-annual event was live streamed Tuesday, Nov. 3, from The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

Forty Under 40

The Corridor Business Journal’s 16th-annual Forty Under 40 Awards recognize 40 leaders under the age of 40 who have made a significant impact in their organization and community early in their careers. Honorees, and 2020 Alumna of the Year Lura McBride, had the opportunity to deliver a brief acceptance speech upon receiving their award.

Corridor Manufacturing Conference

Held each year on National Manufacturing Day, the Corridor Manufacturing Conference invites industry leaders to network, learn about best practices in the region, and build a stronger pipeline to engage the next generation. Now in its fourth year, the format of this event changed to a live webinar for the safety of presenters, staff and attendees.

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Workforce Leaders / All Stars Awards

Presented in partnership with Kirkwood Community College, the Workforce Leaders / All Stars Awards recognize rising star employees and companies who excel in their industry and best practices. Celebrate their success and learn from their example. Keynote: Tim Guenther, founder and CEO of Clickstop.

Coolest Places to Work

The CBJ’s Coolest Places to Work awards recognize local companies that have created the most engaging and rewarding work environments. Self-nominated companies were selected based on the results of a worker satisfaction survey. Honorees were recognized at a Sept. 1 awards banquet at the Coralville Marriott. The CEO of the region’s No. 1 Coolest Place to Work shared her story.

Fastest Growing Companies

The CBJ’s Fastest Growing Companies awards identify and honor the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of the local economy. The rankings of the top 25 companies were revealed at an Aug. 20 awards banquet, with videos on each company. The CEO from the Fastest Growing Company and the TLC Associates Entrepreneur of the Year, Jeff Quint, shared their stories.

Mid-Year Economic Review

The CBJ’s annual Mid-Year Economic Review, held June 24 at the Coralville Marriott, invites a keynote and panel of local business leaders to share their insights into where the economy is heading in the final six months of the year. Speakers include Charles Evans of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Jack Evans of the Hall-Perrine Foundation, Bruce Harreld of the University of Iowa, Kathryn Kunert of MidAmerican Energy, Greg Luerkens of Amana Society Inc. and Lura McBride of Van Meter Inc.

90 Ideas in 90 Minutes

The CBJ’s annual 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event invites nine local business leaders to share 10 of their best ideas and rule to live by that can be applied to any business. Speakers gathered at The Olympic South Side Theater on May 28 to film the live webinar, addressing an empty auditorium and webcam. As you watch the program, we encourage you to follow along in the 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes digital attendee supplement.

Innovation Watch

Business leaders from Integrated DNA Technologies, Rantizo, RSM US LLP and VIDA Diagnostics discuss their up-and-coming discoveries and how innovation in Iowa is helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded May 12, 2020.


Corridor Rising 2.0: Supporting Businesses During the Coronavirus Battle

The CBJ’s mission of informing and connecting the Corridor’s business community is more important than ever. The CBJ will host a series of webinars every Tuesday and Thursday in April to support businesses during the coronavirus battle.

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Real Success with Nate Kaeding

Produced in partnership with former NFL athlete and entrepreneur Nate Kaeding, “Real Success” is a collection of conversations with Iowa-connected doers about success, purpose and what makes them tick.

This series shifted to a podcast in 2019. To listen to new episodes, visit soundcloud.com/realsuccess. To view past video episodes, select the dropdown in the top right corner of the video.